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Product: Illustrator 8.01
Company: Adobe Systems
Estimated Street Price: $379.00 Upgrade: $119.00
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Setup & Installation
3: Features
4: Compatibility
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Adobe Systems Illustrator 8.01. 


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Setup: 90%
Manual: 85%
Features: 93%
Quality: 92%
Cost: 79%
Ease of Use: 70%
GUI: 84%
Overall: 85%

Adobe Illustrator 8.01 is the ultimate software to create  great looking illustrations, documents, ads, etc. in a few mouse clicks which are compliant with PC/Mac and that can be edited in every Adobe software. As Illustrator manages CMYK colors it can be used to create documents that will be professionally printed. We appreciated the multiple undo feature (that can undo more than 200 actions!) but we deeply regret the lack of Twain. Indeed users cannot directly use their scanner from Illustrator, as it doesnít offer a TWAIN/Scan feature. However Illustrator 8 is almost intuitive and if some features arenít really easy to use the thick and very clear guidebook plus the complete help system will help users to find the right feature! But, maybe thereís one thing missing in Adobe Illustrator 8, that doesn't fit in its box: the artist ! ;-)

Specs & Package
Overall Score 85%
Version Reviewed Illustrator 8.01
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 2 CDs
1 Quick Reference
1 Manual
The Good Points  A Lot of Features
Accepted Format
The Bad Points
Bad Text Support
No Twain Support
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 600EB
Windows 98 Second Edition
256 MB SD Ram
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 
DVD 10x
PC Required Pentium  or higher microprocessor
Win 95/98/NT/2000
32 MB of RAM (64 Recommended) 
50 MB of hard disk space (94 Recommended)
CD-ROM drive
SVGA monitor
Video Card that supports 800 x 800


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